Cloudwords, Features, New Release

New Feature Release – May 30, 2011

We are excited to announce the latest Cloudwords feature release, internally known as the Blackbird release, and one of our largest and more complex ones so far.

While in our previous release we focused on enhancing the bidding process and the vendor directory experience, this time we are implementing important enhancements to the way customers and vendors work together on a project. Here are the main features we are releasing today:

Cloudwords supports staggered delivery of translations
Staggered Display of Flags

Staggered Delivery and Approval of Translations: A vendor will be able to deliver individual languages to the customer as their translations are ready. Likewise, the customer will be able to approve translations per language as they are reviewed or, if necessary, request revisions for any individual language. This is big change in the way vendors were able to deliver their work for each language, and will help both customers and vendors optimize their resources and manage their projects in a more efficient way.

Project Followers: From now on, users will be able to follow projects. A user that is following a project will receive all email notifications from Cloudwords that are related to that project. This way, users on Cloudwords can now choose to only follow projects they are working on or have an interest in. This first implementation of followers is available for customers.

Reviewer Role: This is the first user role that Cloudwords is making available for customers. A reviewer will be able to approve or request a revision for any language, and will only see, on their Home and Projects tab, information related to translations deliverables. Also, reviewers will be unable to create or modify projects, change the account’s settings and view the account Reports and Vendor Directory.

UI enhancements and bug fixes: As usual, we have also implemented multiple user interface improvements and have fixed issues that were affecting users’ experience on Cloudwords.

This release is an important milestone for Cloudwords, as we are launching a few features, especially the staggered delivery, that will greatly improve the experience of our users when managing their translation projects.

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